For each alarm, you may define some Restrictions that apply to it.
Restrictions can be set in terms of Time, Geography and Organization.
Time restrictions specify when you want the alarm to be active and when you do not want it to be active.
- Trigger delay in minutes
Here you can specify for how much time you can tolerate the circumstance to continue until the alarm is triggered. In the example above, we decided that we would allow idling to go on for 10 minutes before actually triggering the alarm.
in other alarm types you may want the alarm to trigger immediately (for instance a panic button alarm). In these cases, enter 0 (zero) as delay.
- Is triggered
Here you can specify if the alarm is only to be active inside or outside certain hours. By default, any time will do, but you can specify the following options:
Note that the Permitted driving period and the Working period are configured in the Account Administration and in each Vehicle's Administration.
If you select option After Date/Time, you will be able to pick a starting date and time for the alarm. The following calendar is displayed:
On the upper part of the panel (indicated by the orange rectangle, you can define the time (hours and minutes) after clicking on the clock icon , located on the left part.
On the lower part of the panel (indicated by the red rectangle), you can define the day when the alarm should start to be considered.
When you are done, click the Apply button, so that Frotcom considers your changes. Otherwise click the Cancel button.
- SMS restrictions
In this selector we can define, in case this alarm issues SMS notifications to cellular phones (e.g. your own phone), in which period such messages will be sent. You can use it, for instance, to be alerted of serious situations, via SMS, after working hours, when you are not able to look at the computer interface anymore.
By default there are no SMS time restrictions. If you want to impose restrictions, choose Yes and set the restricted time (the one in which SMS messages are not to be sent)
- Expiration and removal
You can also specify that after some time or number of alarm occurrences, the alarm is to be removed.
You can choose Date to set an expiration moment (by default one hour from now) or Occurrences to define a maximum number of occurrences before the alarm is removed (by default 3 occurrences).
Feature Is triggered (after date/time) in combination with the Expiration and removal option, gives you the change to start and stop a particular alarm without additional actions from your side, making the alarm period totally automatized.
You may also want to add geographical restrictions to your alarm settings. For instance, imagine that you do not want the idling alarm to be triggered if the vehicle is inside your company's loading zone. Then you can use a restriction as shown below:
Conversely, you could do the opposite: set the alarm to only be triggered when inside a certain area.
You may also want to restrict the alarm to only vehicles of a certain department, for instance. Just select the appropriate organization elements (e.g. a department and another type or organization segment):